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AR and VR headsets return to growth

Sales of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets saw an upturn in Q1 2019, following a year of decline. According to IDC, shipments of the headsets reached 1.3 million, up 27.2% from the same quarter last year.  This growth is thanks to a surge in shipments of standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs) and tethered […]

Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2 headset

Microsoft has unveiled its second-generation HoloLens mixed reality headset at a press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Microsoft said that the HoloLens 2 has double the field of view of its predecessor, contains a new display system and eye-tracking sensors, and enables “direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual interactions you’d use […]

UK government to examine the development of VR and AR

The UK government is due to examine the development of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, looking at the impact these could have on sport, entertainment and news. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee has launched an inquiry that will look at growth areas like immersive media, VR and […]

CCS: VR and AR device sales to drop in 2018 despite long-term promise

Sales of virtual and augmented reality headsets and glasses will decline year-on-year in 2018 before returning to growth in 2019, according to a new forecast by CCS Insight. The research firm said that there is still “significant work” to be done to improve the user experience, software platforms and content availability of VR and AR, […]

Jaunt winds down VR activities to focus on AR

Jaunt has announced that it will wind down a number of virtual reality (VR) products and content services in the coming weeks as it shifts its focus to augmented reality (AR). In a blog post, the immersive media company – which is backed by the likes of Sky, Disney and ProSiebenSat.1 – said that it “had […]

Jaunt appoints new CEO as Kliavkoff exits

Jaunt, the VR and AR company backed by the likes of Sky, Disney and ProSiebenSat.1, has upped its vice president of global business development and strategy, Mitzi Reaugh, to CEO. Reaugh is due to take up her new role on October 1 and will succeed George Kliavkoff, who is stepping down as CEO to take […]

Firefox Reality VR and AR web browser goes live

Mozilla’s mixed reality team has launched Firefox Reality, a new web browser designed to work on stand-alone virtual and augmented reality headsets. Firefox Reality was designed to move seamlessly between the 2D and the immersive web and is available now in the Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. The browser supports voice searches and Mozilla […]

Jaunt acquires AR streaming technology from US-based Personify

Disney, Sky and ProSieben-backed VR and AR company Jaunt has acquired a volumetric streaming software system from US-based Personify. Jaunt has acquired Personify’s ‘Teleporter’ line of business, including key staff, intellectual property, and four pending patents developed around the Teleporter technology. The Teleporter software system is designed to capture, processes and stream life-like augmented reality […]

Jaunt expands VR/AR platform with new R&D efforts

Immersive content firm Jaunt has announced new research and development (R&D) efforts to support its Jaunt XR platform. This business-to-business extended reality platform enables partners to distribute augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) content through their own applications and channels. The new R&D efforts focus on volumetric capture, which makes it […]

Nickelodeon develops TV, VR and AR series Meet the Voxels

Nickelodeon is working on an original TV, VR and AR series that will be the network’s first show made with virtual cinema technology – including real-time full body and facial performance capture. Meet the Voxels (working title) is an animated sitcom that will be created using a game engine and is being developed to air across […]

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